The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons under The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has launched its third call for proposals for non-governmental organizations providing direct assistance to victims of human trafficking, from all over the world.
The Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking (UNVTF) was established by resolution 64/293 of the United Nations General Assembly on 12 August 2010 as part of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The particularity of the Fund is that it is victim-centred with the objective of providing essential humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of trafficking in persons through established channels of assistance.
The main objectives of this Grants programme are:
- To provide essential assistance and protection to victims of trafficking in persons, in particular from the identification phase until their legal status has been resolved.
- To provide direct and effective access to essential services and remedies for victims of trafficking in persons, with an emphasis on assistance delivery by grassroots organizations, including, but not limited to, shelter, food, medical care, legal aid, access to justice, and psychosocial support.
The following indicative activities will be given priority:
- Identification of victims of trafficking amongst migrants and refugees
- Access to legal advice and legal representation aimed at securing legal status in the host country for the victim;
- Essential advice on the victim’s rights and to claim access to remedies, including compensation or similar aid packages from national governments;
- Provision of shelter;
- Provision of psycho-social support;
- Provision of essential medical assistance;
- Assistance to obtain access to justice, legal advice and assistance including for victims to act as witnesses in court cases;
- Assistance with family reunification and repatriation, based on the full consent of the victim.
In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
- be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered and in the country where it will be implementing this project;
- have been registered for not less than three (3) years;
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
- demonstrate prior experience of at least two (2) years implementing activities in the area of direct assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in line with the 2003 UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol;
- have a bank account;
- have a minimum of three (3) people within the organization working at least part-time on providing direct aid to victims.
Proposals with budgets ranging from minimum USD 20,000 to maximum USD 60,000 will be considered for award.
How to Apply:
Interested Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit UNODC.